Classification: DOC Sicily
Grapes: Nero d’Avola 100%
Production area: Mazara del Vallo (TP), northwestern Sicily (Italy).
Soil type: medium texture soil rich of stone and pebbles with a good mineral endowment
Altitude: 100/150 meters a.s.l.
Viticulture: spurred cordon system with a medium-high plant density (5000 plants/ha).
Climate: insular-mediterranean with mild winters and breesy summers.
Harvest period: from the end of September to the first week of October, depending each year on the tipening of the grapes
Vinification: soft pressing and destemming from 25 up to 30 days of maceration, depending on the vintage. Extraction through traditional pumpings at a temperature of 26°/28°C.
Ageing: 18 months in large oak barrels followed by ageing in bottle for 6 months
- Visual: intense ruby red with purple hues
- Olfactory: intense aromas of ripe red fruit, with notes of graphite, rue and violet
- Taste: good balance and soft tannins
Pairing: excellent with roasted meat and medium-aged cheese
Serving Temperature: 17°/18° C